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India – One Step Closer To Its Rooftop Solar Target!

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India’s Second Largest Rooftop Solar project Installed 

After the country’s and the world’s largest rooftop solar project installed in 2015 near Amritsar, Punjab, India got its second-largest rooftop solar project in the new year of 2018.

The 11.5 MW solar rooftop project installed by Tata Power and Larsen and Toubro has the capacity to generate 27 million units of electricity annually. At the dawn of the New Year, GAIL or Gas Authority of India Limited which is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India announced that it had installed the country’s second-largest rooftop solar power plant at its petrochemical complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh.

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The plant, with a capacity of 5.76 MW, covers a total area of 65,000 square meters and is placed over the rooftops of GAIL’s warehouses. The company expects over 79 lakh KWh of electricity to be generated for its captive use. GAIL is aiming at reducing carbon emissions by 6,300 tonnes per annum as a part of its Captive solar power initiative. The company is also supporting “Make in India” movement employing Indian solar companies for manufacture, supply, and execution of the project.

India is targeting 40 GW of solar rooftop installation by 2022.  It is laudable that big companies and institutes in India are taking notice of the advantages of going solar. Not only does solar power installations reduce the carbon footprint, is abundant and free, but is also creating mass opportunities for the Indians at length.

Also, read about the most friendly rooftop solar states in India.

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Sneha Shah

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